This unit will integrate knowledge and skills from English language arts and social studies. You will read a book from a collection of Civil War historical fiction novels in order to participate in a traditional literature circle with a group of students from your ELA class. This reading experience will be combined with what you have learned in social studies about historical people, places, and events to gain a greater understanding of the Civil War time period. Your new knowledge and understandings will be shared in an online discussion with other students in the 7th grade who have read the same book. Additionally you will submit journal entries to your teacher reflecting on your learning.